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Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology



Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Memorial University of Newfoundland (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 24 August 2011, last major update August 2010
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● Protects deeper tissues from injury, drying and invasion by foreign organisms (Eur J Dermatol 2002;12:390)
● Has important role in thermoregulation, limited role in excretion and absorption
● Absorbs ultraviolet light
● Has cosmetic function
● Metabolizes vitamin D
● Has epidermis (cuticle) containing adnexae, underlying dermis and subcutis
● Contains peripheral endings of sensory nerves


● Also called integument

Microscopic images

Thickened skin


Virtual slides


Normal skin without and with pigment


Scalp                              Axilla

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